The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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The second in L. Frank Baum's Oz series, The Marvelous Land of Oz, brings readers back to a fantastical journey with a young boy named Tip. Following Tip''s adventure, we meet charming new characters, such as Jack the Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, and the Gump, as well as some familiar old ones, like the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman. After more than a hundred years since its first publication, The Marvelous Land of Oz continues to charm its readers on an adventure of discovery to the Emerald City. This edition features an introduction by one of the screenwriters of Oz The Great and Powerful, Mitchell Kapner.
 

About L. Frank Baum

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Best known as the author of the Wizard of Oz series, Lyman Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856, in New York. When Baum was a young man, his father, who had made a fortune in oil, gave him several theaters in New York and Pennsylvania to manage. Eventually, Baum had his first taste of success as a writer when he staged The Maid of Arran, a melodrama he had written and scored. Married in 1882 to Maud Gage, whose mother was an influential suffragette, the two had four sons. Baum often entertained his children with nursery rhymes and in 1897 published a compilation titled Mother Goose in Prose, which was illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. The project was followed by three other picture books of rhymes, illustrated by William Wallace Denslow. The success of the nursery rhymes persuaded Baum to craft a novel out of one of the stories, which he titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Some critics have suggested that Baum modeled the character of the Wizard on himself. Other books for children followed the original Oz book, and Baum continued to produce the popular Oz books until his death in 1919. The series was so popular that after Baum's death and by special arrangement, Oz books continued to be written for the series by other authors. Glinda of Oz, the last Oz book that Baum wrote, was published in 1920.
 
Published February 12, 2013 by Disney Press. 336 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Gr 3 Up—The second book in Baum's Oz series and the sequel to The Wizard of Oz features many of the elements of the original story and introduces several new characters, including Tip, a young rascal, his guardian Mombi, a witch, and several sidekicks, including Jack Pumpkinhead, They journey to ...

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